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I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

32 weeks and 2 days...

Time absolutely flies! I only have 6 days of work left and 6 weeks before we start encouraging labour naturally. Everything is still going great with baby. My weight gain is normal and blood pressure is excellent. I am feeling very positive about my upcoming Vbac. That may be because a lady who has been very important in vbac preparing journey recently had her own hba2c (home birth after 2 sections)!!! Still haven't heard from the midwife program but I actually don't think I would change doctor at this point since things seem to be going so well.

The only real issue that I'm having is my pelvis ligaments are still pretty tight. The tightness on one side is making the other side compensate. Hip gets pretty achy, especially at night. The soreness is leading to a major lack of sleep at night. I'm constantly rolling over from side to side. I even find myself waking up to sleeping flat on my back. Soon enough, I will have my days free so I will get the chance to catch up on rest.

Baby hasn't quite turned head down yet either. I know it is still pretty early and there is still a couple weeks left for baby to turn. I will keep up with chiropractic appointments and will start acupuncture later for encouragement.

I am needing more and more to help support this ever growing child. My calorie intake has gone up quite a bit. Even though I am drinking more fluids than I ever have, I still feel quite dehydrated. I'm sure the fact that winter has arrived and that the heat is now on in the house doesn't help much. When I start staying home all day, I will have a pitcher of water out that has my recommended daily fluid intake. It will be easier for me to keep track then.

Nesting mode is about to start in full force. Keegan has agreed to redo the floors in the bedrooms over the holidays. We will do one room at a time. I'm figuring it will take 2 days per room to rip out baseboard and carpet, paint room, then put down new flooring and baseboard. Once the baby's room is done, I will finally be able to take out all the clothes and get the hundreds of cloth diapers ready (but more on that room later!)

The newest development is that Keegan may be leaving sooner after our estimated due date than anticipated. So much sooner that we are now just hoping that he will be around for the birth. We will be doing everything possible to encourage baby to come as soon as its ready :)

Be sure to let me know of all the tricks to help get this baby out in time!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for things going so good :-)!! but I totally know what you mean with the hip issues...same here! I also find myself sleeping on my back.... although I try to keep a second pillow next to me, so that I can put one side of my hip up higher... with that slight tilt, I can basically sleep on my back, without having the full pressure of my uterus on my spine! maybe that could work for you?
    as for getting the baby out in time: do you know the website spinningbabies.com?its all about helping the baby get into a position that is optimal for birth! I've been reading a lot on it these days and find it quite fascinating and helpful!
    Anyways. good luck for the last couple of school days and I'm looking forward to reading how the rest of your pregnancy is going!! :-)